Amelia Josephine Burr

(1878-1968 / United States)

Amelia Josephine Burr Poems

1. A Lynmouth Widow 1/4/2003
2. A Song Of Living 11/28/2014
3. Because I Have Loved Life 3/9/2015
4. Holy Russia 4/22/2010
5. Kitchener's March 4/22/2010
6. Lie-Awake Song 4/22/2010
7. New Life 4/22/2010
8. Pershing At The Tomb Of Lafayette 4/22/2010
9. Perugia 4/22/2010
10. The End And The Beginning 4/22/2010
11. Two Viewpoints 4/22/2010
12. Typhoon 4/22/2010
13. Where Love Is 1/4/2003

Comments about Amelia Josephine Burr

  • Carol Cross (2/27/2005 9:38:00 AM)

    Whilst searching for a poem on the death of my beloved Aunt, I came across 'A Song of Living'. Previously unknown to me, it just seemed to sum up her indomitable spirit and her life of life.

    Please share her words with me:

    A SONG OF LIVING:
    Because I have loved life, I shall have no sorrow to die.
    I have sent up my gladness on wings, to be lost in the blue of the sky.
    I have run and leaped with the rain, I have taken the wind to my breast.
    My cheek like a drowsy child to the face of the earth I have pressed.
    Because I have loved life, I shall have no sorrow to die.

    I have kissed young Love on the lips, I have heard his song to the end.
    I have struck my hand like a seal in the loyal hand of a friend.
    I have known the peace of heaven, the comfort of work done well.
    I have longed for death in the darkness and risen alive out of hell.
    Because I have loved life, I shall have no sorrow to die.

    I give a share of my soul to the world where my course is run.
    I know that another shall finish the task I must leave undone.
    I know that no flower, nor flint was in vain on the path I trod.
    As one looks on a face through a window, through life I have looked on God.
    Because I have loved life, I shall have no sorrow to die.


    Do you not agree that these are among the most beautiful words you have ever heard?
    Carol

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A Song Of Living

Because I have loved life, I shall have no sorrow to die.
I have sent up my gladness on wings, to be lost in the blue of the sky.
I have run and leaped with the rain, I have taken the wind to my breast.
My cheeks like a drowsy child to the face of the earth I have pressed.
Because I have loved life, I shall have no sorrow to die.

I have kissed young love on the lips, I have heard his song to the end,
I have struck my hand like a seal in the loyal hand of a friend.
I have known the peace of heaven, the comfort of work done well.
I have longed for death in the ...

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